4 Ways Swimming Benefits Your Brain

1. Boosts Blood Flow For Better Cognitive Function.

 A boost in blood flow can help improve memory, mood, clarity, and focus. A 2014 study found immersing ourselves in a steep pool increases blood flow to the brain.

2. Stimulates Brain Chemicals For Mood Boost.

Swimming and other exercises release neurotrophic factors in the brain, endorphins, which are thought to be helpful in managing stress and or anxiety and mood. Physical activity and exercise can aid with tension relief, and even counter some depressive symptoms.

“Swimming actually can help reduce depression for several reasons, one of which is that it helps stimulate production of brain chemicals that elevate mood and outlook,”

3. Promotes Better Memory

Brain damage from stress can also be reversed with swimming,

4. Enhances Gross - And Visual - Motor Skills
For Easy Learning

Swimming activates both brain hemispheres and all four lobes of the brain simultaneously, which can lead to increased cognition, and an easier time learning.

Exercise, not just swimming in general, is great for the brain.

All credit for this article goes to Lizette Borreli, from www.medicaldaily.com.

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